里克尔（Rainer Maria von Rilke）写“我是孤独的，但孤独得还不够，为了来到你的面前”
O voi che siete in piccioletta barca,
desidenrosi d'sdcoltar ,sguiti
dietro al moi lebno che cantando varca,
Non vi mettete in pelsgo, che forse,
perdento mr, rimarreste smarriti.
L'acgue ch'prendo gia mai non si corse;
Minerna spira e conducemi Apppllo,
e nove Muse mi dimostran I'Orse.
--------Dante Alighieri 'La Divina Commedia'
O you, in your little boat,who, longing to hear,have followed my keel, singing on its way, turn to regain your own shores: do not commit to the open sea, since, losing me, perhaps, you would be left adrift.
The water I cut was never sailed before: Minerva breathes, Apollo guides, and the nine Muses point me toward the Bears
--------Dante Alighieri 'The Divine Comedy'
在波兰导演Krzysztof Kieslowski（红白蓝三部曲的导演）的电影《双面的薇若尼卡》（The double life of Véronique，Podwójne życie Weroniki)里，波兰作曲大师普瑞斯纳（Zbigniew Preisner，1955-）为但丁这首《迈向天堂之歌》配上了华丽如天鹅绒般的曲子，电影里波兰的Weronika如同荆棘鸟一般唱出她生命里最美丽的绝唱，然后猝死在舞台上。从此这段如同幽灵一般的旋律就萦绕在全剧之中，像是某种宿命般的印记，指引着法国的Véronique。用来自天堂的歌声呼唤着你。就让我们在天堂相遇。
西方关于荆棘鸟的寓言：“Long Ago, there was a bird who sang but just once in her life. From the moment she left the nest, she searched the longest leaf for a thorn tree, never resting until she found one. Then she began to sing, more sweetly than any other creature on the face of the earth. But carry away in the rapturous honor song, she impaled herself on the longest, sharpest thorn. As she was dying, she rose above her own agony to out-sing even the lark and the nightingale. The thorn bird traded her life for that one song and the whole world was captured to listen! And God, in His heaven smiles~ As her very best was brought out only of the cost of great pain. Driven by the thorn, with no fear for her death to come. But when we push the thorn into our breast, We know… We understand… And still…we choose the pain of the thorn… ”
There is a book (theory) called "Genetic Mirror Theory and other Natuarlly Occuring Phenomenon," by Marsille Roussau. Someone posted online this:I recently found an interesting natuarlly occuring thoery found in our world that states everyone has a mirror image somewhere in the world. You may have heard of this. Its called Roussau's genetic mirror theory, and I must say it is very interesting. Roussau's genetic mirror theory says that everyone in the world has an exact twin somewhere, however according to the theory you never encounter this person, by laws of probablitly and other natuaral occuring phemnomen. Its the theory that was devised by a French Mathematician named Marseille Roussau in the year 1988. He used a series of numbers to explain his theory. Now I know you're not going to believe this but here goes.
The 4 stands for 4 degrees of separation (not 6 or 7 as commonly stated.) Roussau believed that everyone in the world was connected by four different people. So in theory could meet yourself by using four different people connected to you. Example: Your brother's, boss's, neighbor nephew, knows your mirror. Hard to believe, I know but keep reading.
The 8 stands for the eight continent, or the only place in the world where you could meet your mirror. He calculated it to be somewhere in the south pacific. Now we know its not actually as large as the other contintents but its used figurtively because everyone in all 7 continents could meet there mirror on the 8th universal continent.
The 16 stands for the maximum amount of people that could encounter thier twin all at the same time. Think about the number of main characters.
The 23 is the number of years apart your twin and yourself are. You are not the same age as your twin. By chance and probablity it takes 23 years exactly for the same genes that made you to be connected again to form another you.
The 42 stands for the maximimum number of years your twin and yourself can be alive at the same time. However people do die at diffferent times so thats why everyone isn't dead at 75. For example my twin was born on Sept. 6 2003 b/c i was born on Spet. 6 1980. Now that doesn't mean i will die in the year 2045, I could, but its not set in stone. My twin could die when he is 16, and then the whole thing starts over again.